Illinois Appellate Court – Mount Vernon

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Appellate Court - Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon


Location:  North Main Street / 4th Street

Built:  1855 – 1856

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Walter B Scates

Contractor:  Charles H Pound of St. Louis, Missouri


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored structure.  The east front has iron steps to the second story arched entrance. There are two white columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The windows are narrow and arched. The north and south wings were added in 1874 converting the building into the shape of a Greek Cross. The building houses the Fifth District Appellate Court.


Note:  Charles H Pound of St. Louis, Missouri, was selected as contractor with a bid of $12,000. The plans and specifications were prepared by the Honorable Walter B Scates, associate judge, in 1854.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Mount Vernon Appelate Courthouse


See:  The courthouse is located in Jefferson County.




















Photos taken 2012